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Royal Assembly of 1701 - 1704

First Session: May 8, 1701 - May 17, 1701
Second Session: March 16, 1701/02 - March 25, 1702
Third Session: June 25, 1702 - June 26, 1702
Fourth Session: October 26, 1703 - October 29, 1703
Fifth Session: April 26, 1704 - May 3, 1704

Source:
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2.  Annapolis, MD: Maryland State
Archives, 1985.

a - appointed; c - Council (Upper House); d - died; dcl - declined; dns - did not serve; ds - dismissed; e - elected; ev - election voided;
pres - president of the Senate; pres p. t. - president pro tem of the Senate; psa - post-session appointment; psd - post-session death;
psr - post-session resignation; r - resigned; s - suspended; spkr - speaker of the House; spkr p.t. - speaker pro tem of the House;
(D) - Democrat; (R) - Republican.

Thomas Smithson, William Dent, Speaker of the Lower House
Upper House
Thomas Tench
John Addison
John Courts, d-4
Thomas Brooke
James Frisby1
Robert Smith
John Hammond
Francis Jenkins
Edward Randolph, dns, ds-4
Edward Lloyd, a-2
William Holland, a-2
John Saunders, a-2
Kenelm Cheseldyne, a-4, dns2
Thomas Ennalls, a-4, dns2
William Coursey, a-42
Robert Quarry, a-5, dns2
 

 
Lower House
Anne Arundel County
William Holland, c-2
John Saunders, c-2
Samuel Young
John Dorsey
Charles Greenberry, e-2
Lawrence Draper, e-2
Baltimore County
John Hall
Edward Dorsey
Samuel Sicklemore
Thomas Hammond
Calvert County
Walter Smith
Elisha Hall, ds-53
William Parker
John Smith
Cecil County
William Harris
St. Leger Codd
John Thompson, d-2
Matthias Handerheyden
Thomas Frisby, e-3, ev, e-54
Charles County
William Dent, spkr-5
James Smallwood
Philip Lynes
Benjamin Hall
Dorchester County
Thomas Ennalls, c-4
Jacob Lookerman
Hugh Eccleston
John Lecompte
Kent County
Thomas Smith
John Whittington
John Hynson
John Salter
Prince George's County
Thomas Greenfield
William Hutchinson
John Wright
Robert Bradley
St. Mary's City
Henry Lowe, ds-55
George Muschamp
St. Mary's County
Kenelm Cheseldyne, c-4
John Lowe, d-2
Thomas Beale
William Watts
John Baker, e-2
Somerset County
William Whittington
James Round, dns, d-1
John Bozman
John Franklyn
Peter Dent, e-2
Talbot County
Thomas Smithson, spkr-1, 2, 3, 46
Edward Lloyd, c-2
Philemon Lloyd
Richard Tilghman
William Coursey, e-3, ev7

1. Attended only the first session and never attended a meeting of the Council during this period. He may have been in poor health, because he was dead by June 19, 1704.

2. Cheseldyne, Ennalls, and Coursey were appointed to the Council and Upper House in the instructions of Gov. John Seymour on March 11, 1702/03, but news of their appointments probably did not reach the colony until after the fourth session. Neither Cheseldyne nor Ennalls served in the Upper House during this Assembly, but Coursey attended the fifth session. There is no evidence that Cheseldyne or Ennalls sat in the Lower House during the fifth session. Quarry, appointed in 1703/04, was successor to Edward Randolph as surveyor general of customs. Quarry was rarely in the colony and did not serve in this Assembly or in most sessions of subsequent assemblies in which he was eligible to sit.

3. Dismissed from the fifth session for failure to subscribe to the required oaths.

4. Election to the third session was voided because he had been underage at the time of the election. Cecil County freeholders returned him in the next election to fill the vacancy, by which time he qualified. He may have been elected to the fourth session, for which no Lower House records survive.

5. Dismissed from the fifth session for failure to subscribe to the required oaths.

6. Thomas Smithson was absent from the fifth session due to illness and thus replaced as speaker.

7. Election to the third session was apparently voided, for reasons unknown.

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